1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Coupe – V0539
Special DeLuxe is certainly a fitting moniker for this majestic 1948 Plymouth 2-door Sedan. It presents with a style and grace representative of its time, but in many ways ahead of its time. A loving, meticulous restoration was finished by the last owner when the previous owner had to bow out due to health reasons. Powered by its original 217.8 cubic inch inline six developing 95 horsepower, all the character and the vintage driving experience are marvelously intact. Shifting the 3-speed manual is done right on the column. The owner’s manual explains how the various ratios (2.57 low gear in this case) help the engine do its work from a standing start. The manual even provides instructions on how to take a turn! It instructs, “From engine to rear wheels, power is transmitted as a twisting force.” It’s also a treasure trove of information about such things as lubrication requirements, engine specs, and the like. The car’s owners continued keeping information on the car, including such useful tidbits as part numbers for replacement parts, reams of receipts, and collectible-level literature such as factory service manuals. This is a superior package for those who enjoy knowing the ins and outs of their cars. And the information is presented in a charming, thorough manner characteristic of the times. The interior is pure elegance with its rich woodgrain, chrome on the dash, and ultra-leather seats. A Chrysler trademark is a complete array of gauges, and this Special DeLuxe has them, plus a push button radio in an ergonomic location of the type that other car companies would boast about decades later. Impressive chrome is everywhere from the grille to the exhaust tip. The bumpers, those great Plymouth hubcaps, gas cap, emblems, and trim are as new. Curb feelers will help you maintain the ultra clean appearance of the wide whites, and the vintage running boards. The tires, although vintage in appearance, are modern radials with all their inherent advantages. This is a well put together automobile with plenty of vintage charm, while its black on black color combo keeps it right in step with current style.
Special DeLuxe is certainly a fitting moniker for this majestic 1948 Plymouth 2-door Sedan. It presents with a style and grace representative of its time, but in many ways ahead of its time. A loving, meticulous restoration was finished by the last owner when the previous owner had to bow out due to health reasons….
- Original 217.8ci Inline 6 Cylinder Engine
- 3-speed Manual Transmission with 2.57 Low Gear
- 117 inch Wheelbase
- Full Gauge Package
- Pushbutton Radio
- Woodgrain Interior Trim
- Ultra Leather Seating
- File of Service Information and Receipts
- Service Parts Boxes for Reference
- Owner’s Manual
- Vintage Advertising
- Restoration Finished by Previous Owner